Chapter

The Will

Anthony Kenny

in The Metaphysics of Mind

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780192830708
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192830708.003.0003
The Will

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This chapter draws a distinction between the intellect and the will, which corresponds with the distinction between two different uses of language: the use of language to describe, and the use of language to prescribe. The intellect is the locus of belief, the state of mind corresponding to descriptive utterances; the will is the locus of volition, the state of mind corresponding to prescriptive utterances.

Keywords: will; language; locus of belief; volition; intellect

Chapter.  7392 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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